Aloha Hawaii. islanders Celebrate Long-Sought Statehood, 1959/03/16
Hawaii becomes 50th state, "gives lie to communist charges of American colonialism" (partial newsreel)
Production Company Universal StudiosAudio/Visual sound, b&w
May 14, 2005
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Hawaiians celebrate the attainment of statehood in this newsreel story with flag-waving, festivals, and, of course, hula dancing. This is pretty much what youd expect, though they also throw in a Cold War jab at the Commies for good measure.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: **. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: ***. Overall Rating: **.